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Poster: smgarcia Date: Mar 25, 2008 1:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: I'm a 2nd Set whore. Are you too?

OK one last query / observation. I'm such a 2nd set GD whore. Anytime I see a concert on LMA, or if I'm copying a concert or songs to my iTunes to my iPod, the first thing I look at is the second set. I determine from there where I think it's a good concert.

I'm sorry that's the way I am! There are only so many times you can listen to Me And My Uncle or Brown Eyed Women from different shows. It basically all sounds the same!

One of the reasons why I like the Swing 2/26/77 show is it has just about all of my favorite songs, 1st and 2nd set: Deal, Sugaree, Terrapin Station, Estimated Prophet, Playin, Wheel, The Music Never Stopped, Help, Slip and Franklin, Eyes, Dancin', man the list never stops. All I would need is The Other One, Scarlet and Fire, and a blow job and I would be all set! But for most other shows I just look at the second set.

Am I a selective GD whimp? It's just the way I am. I can't help it! How do you guys listen to the Dead?

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Poster: JodyC Date: Mar 25, 2008 7:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'm a 2nd Set whore. Are you too?

I feel compelled to dl and listen to the whole show with the usual exception of space/drums. I dl the whole show to maintain the integrity of the tapers and in hopes that perhaps one day this will be a prize (albeit a small one compared to many here)part of someone elses collections. I listen because live one didn't have the choice (except piss/beer breaks at what, yeah drums space).Its nice to hear it the way it was played, I always appreciate the second sets more because like live, sometimes you feel you earned that kick ass second set!!

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Poster: ruffruff Date: Mar 26, 2008 6:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'm a 2nd Set whore. Are you too?

I remember smg biting asphalt in the parking lot at the Moby Van.

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Poster: JamminJerome Date: Mar 25, 2008 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'm a 2nd Set whore. Are you too?

I DL the whole show, but tend to focus on the 2nd set. The first set can be awesome, but it also can be bland and boring. The second set has much more jamming and therefore more potential in my opinion.

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Poster: joeken Date: Mar 25, 2008 6:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'm a 2nd Set whore. Are you too?

Like you I usually only really listen to the second set, but every now and then a first set really surprises me, like this one; http://www.archive.org/details/gd89-07-19.sbd.437.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: smgarcia Date: Mar 25, 2008 8:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'm a 2nd Set whore. Are you too?

I'm listening to the first set and it is quite good! And these are normal first set songs too. My favorite first set concert is 3/19/1977, where they played

Bertha
Mama Tried
Loser
Big River
They Love Each Other
Looks Like Rain
Tennessee Jed
Estimated Prophet
Terrapin Station->
Playin' In The Band->
Samson & Delilah->
Playin' In The Band

although as you can see they play a number of future 2nd set mainstays. Anyway...killer.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Mar 25, 2008 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'm a 2nd Set whore. Are you too?

me too! I have a LOT of shows with only the 2nd set
But an improvement to when I was only DL'n Darkstars

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Mar 25, 2008 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'm a 2nd Set whore. Are you too?

you gotta have the whole show. sometimes, not always, the first set is better than the second. sometimes they come out smokin and by the second set, they are spent, and sometimes they come out flat and are flying by the second set. sometimes, they smoke from start to finish.

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Poster: smgarcia Date: Mar 25, 2008 2:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'm a 2nd Set whore. Are you too?

I download the entire show. My interests vary over time. Right now I'm into 1977 second set shows and exploring the different themes in Scarlet > Fire, Estimated, Playin' and so forth. For sometime I was into WRS. So it changes. But for the most part I stick with second set stuff.

But I absolutely download the entire gig! I think that is a no-no if you don't.

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Mar 25, 2008 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'm a 2nd Set whore. Are you too?

i dl complete shows, but nowadays i usually listen only to 2nd sets

when i started downloading it was dark stars only too